Intradermal radioisotope injection is superior to subdermal injection for the identification of the sentinel node in breast cancer patients.

@article{Motomura2003IntradermalRI,
  title={Intradermal radioisotope injection is superior to subdermal injection for the identification of the sentinel node in breast cancer patients.},
  author={Kazuyoshi Motomura and Yoshifumi Komoike and Yoshihisa Hasegawa and Tsutomu Kasugai and Hideo Inaji and Shinzaburo Noguchi and Hiroki Kobe Koyama},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={
          91-6; discussion 96-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether the intradermal injection of radiocolloids would improve the identification rate of sentinel nodes over the subdermal injection in breast cancer patients. METHODS Sentinel node biopsy was performed in T2 breast cancer patients with clinically negative nodes, using subdermal or intradermal injection of radioisotopes with the peritumoral dye injection. We used Tc-99m tin colloid, with a larger particle size (0.4… CONTINUE READING
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